SHQ takes over as new name of Family Planning WA

SHQ takes over as new name of Family Planning WA

FAMILY Planning WA begins life with a new name this week, one more accurately reflecting their expanding focus.

With its headquarters based in Northbridge, Sexual Health Quarters (SHQ) will continue to be the state’s main provider of sexual health services.

SHQ chief executive Julian Henderson said the name change positions it “as the central point of contact for anything relating to sexual health, and represents our whole of community approach”.

“SHQ’s specialised services cater for the diverseness of sexuality, and we will have a strong focus on working with and supporting a range of disadvantaged groups, including young people,” he said.

Mr Henderson said a statewide survey last year enabled the organisation to better understand the community’s sexual and reproductive health needs.

“The findings will be used to inform our new direction, especially in regard to how we work with young people,” he said.

“We are celebrating ushering in a new era for our organisation with refurbished premises, which will allow us to offer extended appointment times for clinical and counselling services.”

Mr Henderson said SHQ aimed to provide affordable and innovative models of service delivery.

“Our staff continue to uphold our values around confidentiality and privacy, and we encourage anyone with a sexual health concern to visit our new service,” he said.

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